Due to budget cuts including sequestration, the USGS may be forced to cease operation of up to 375 stream gauges across the nation. Currently the agency’s network contains more than 8,000 gauges that monitor stream discharge and help water managers predict and address drought and flood conditions.
A new airborne mission—a collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Department of Water Resources—is able to measure the amount of water held in snowpack in two mountain watersheds in the U.S., allowing scientists to better estimate t
Over the past decade, the upper ocean has been warming at a slower rate than it has since 1958, while the deeper ocean below 2300 feet has experienced an increase in warming, according to new research published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Streams and rivers in the U.S.
Water systems in the Southwest are among the most vulnerable to future climatic and socio-economic changes, according to a recent study by the U.S. Forest Service in collaboration with researchers at Colorado State University and Princeton University.
Irrigation in the Central Valley of California may increase Colorado River streamflow by nearly 30 percent, according to a new study accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters.
In the period 2021-2040, several regions in the Southwest will experience reduced soil moisture and runoff, according to a recent study published in Nature Climate Change.
Major river basins around the world, including the Colorado River Basin, have been severely impacted by long-term usage and increased water extractions leading to reduced outflows, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.